Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Currently July... Working on a Dream

July is here which means that it is time to link up again with Farley for her amazing Currently Party!

I've decided that this summer I will start working on a dream that has been nagging in the back of my mind for a long time now... I'm going to write a novel. YIKES!
I've always enjoyed writing and telling stories. There are tons of ideas floating around in my head, just never enough time to put them down on paper.
But this summer there are no more excuses! I am making sure I set aside time to write.

I'm off to a decent start...

4487 / 80000 words. 6% done!

I've joined in on this 1,000 words per day challenge. Hope I can keep up! Check out my new {WRITING} page for weekly updates.

The hard part comes next... sharing my writing with others. So here goes nothing! This is the paragraph I just wrote (literally 5 minutes ago):

Gram handed me the bacon and toast, neatly wrapped in a pocket of white linen. My breath caught in the back of my throat as I realized that I’d seen this cloth before. My fingers instinctively traced the edge of the fabric till they found the small embroidery along the edge. Feeling each stitch, afraid that I might miss one, I let the name “Grace Elizabeth Maple” pass slowly underneath my fingertips. “My little GEM” Dad had always called her. The pain their absence caused was boundless, but just holding this handkerchief in my hands brought back warm memories and the strength to continue on. 
Once I have more I'll be looking for some readers. Any takers?!

Happy July :)


  1. How exciting to write your own book! The paragraph that you shared is awesome. You have a real gift! I wish you tons of success with your novel and I can't wait to read it in the future!

  2. I am so impressed that you are writing a novel! That is amazing!!!! Best writing wishes and please keep me updated! I can't wait to read it when you finish! :)

  3. That's awesome!! You definitely have a way with words. I can't wait to read your completed novel!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

  4. That little tidbit was AWESOME! I'm sure you'll do great :)

    Anisa at Creative Undertakings

  5. I just found your blog and it's adorable! I'm excited to follow along :) Your writing is wonderful! What an admirable goal!!

  6. Good luck writing your novel, sounds such fun and after having read your little sneak peek it definitely sounds like you're going to be one to watch out for! Keep us updated :)

    Teaching Autism

  7. Thanks so much for all the positive words of encouragement!!